Director, Eastern USA, Science and Innovation Network (FCDO)
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
Ronit Prawer is the Director of the UK Government’s Science and Innovation Network (SIN) for the Eastern USA. SIN, is part of the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
Ronit and her team are tasked with designing and implementing an ambitious strategy to grow and strengthen the bilateral relationship between Great Britain and the United States on research and innovation. Ronit is based in the UK Consulate in Cambridge.
Before arriving in the US, Ronit served for three years as the Science Attaché to the British Ambassador in Tel Aviv. There, she established the UK’s first Science Diplomacy projects in the region, bringing Israeli and Palestinian researchers together.
Ronit established the Tel Aviv Chapter of the Israel Australia Scientific Exchange Foundation (AISEF); consulted for the Israel Science and Technology Policy Institute (ISTIPI); and cofounded a boutique communications firm focussed on academics which sold in 2012.
Ronit hails from Melbourne, Australia, where she trained in genetics and worked to identify the genes underlying male infertility. In addition to her Genetics qualification, Ronit also holds a degree in English Literature and French from the University of Melbourne, and an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. In 2022 Ronit was selected to be a Senior Executive Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.